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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
It will be a unique day—a day known only to the Lord—with no distinction between day and night. When evening comes, there will be light.
Many theologians believe this prophecy given is speaking of the initial going out of the gospel. Jesus came to earth. He presented God in the flesh to humankind for all time. He taught the gospel in a new and grace-filled way. Then he was crucified for the sins of all mankind. He was then raised from the dead and ascended into heaven. Ten days later, Pentecost was poured out in the Upper Room in Jerusalem, and the church was born. From there, it became the church militant once and for all, inasmuch as men and women were now compelled to give their lives in death for the cause of Christ, with no weapon in hand. It was “A Unique Day Indeed.”
You have to include the verses before and right after this verse and study it deeper to come to that conclusion, yet, what I’ve said seems to be the case. The prophet here appears to be separating the dispensation of law-driven faith in God and the dispensation of grace-driven faith in God through Jesus the Messiah. To be honest, there must be a separation. Even to this day, grace is often placed on the shelf in Christian Churches, and religious dogma rises up as it did in Old Testament times. When this feeling of “my own thoughts on such and such a matter” should take precedence over New Testament gospel truth, always remember. It was “A Unique Day Indeed!”
Thank you again this AM for this wonderful prophet Zechariah. Thank you that he prophesied the future in such a way that is not only of the Messiah but is also about the “DAY,” everything changed from Law to Grace. Help me stay Grace “FILLED” and Grace “FULL” in everything thing I do. Amen
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